Thursday, February 28, 2008

Lise Dyckman, Trends in Scholarly Publishing

(This presentation was a part of CIIS Multiversity Feb. 2008)

Based on experience with CIIS’ Library, and that of colleagues and presenters at 2007 conferences of the Society of Scholarly Publishers, California Association of Research Libraries, and the American Library Association, I”ll share some recent developments in this rapidly changing, topsy-turvy market. I’ll pose – and hopefully propose some answers – for questions that affect us all, as consumers and producers of scholarship, like: Do personal websites or electronic-only journals count in a scholar’s publication record? What about Google Scholar and/or social networking tools – are they really useful for finding relevant information outside my core discipline, or is that just hype? As a scholar, should I care about copyrights to my own work – and how can I navigate around the barriers of other people’s copyright? Where does all that money spent on subscriptions actually go?

Lise Dyckman has worked in many different types of libraries – for Ivy League colleges & universities, for non-profit organizations, for graduate medical education, and in a pre-internet “internet startup” corporation - before coming to CIIS as Library Director. She has authored several articles in library journals (most recently, “Fear of failure and fear of finishing: a case study on the emotional aspects of dissertation proposal research, with thoughts on library instruction and graduate student retention”, in Currents and Convergence: Navigating the rivers of change (2005)); contributed a chapter to Library instruction revised: bibliographic instruction comes of age, Haworth Press (1995); and co-edited Bobst and beyond: a guide to library resources in New York City, NYU Press (1994). Her professional activities include serving on the board of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (CA), various sections of the Association for College & Research Libraries and of the national American Library Association; and as a board member of the ALA’s Freedom to Read Foundation (the group which successfully argued against the Communications Decency Act before the U.S. Supreme Court). Before she went back to school for a graduate Library & Information Science degree, she got an MA in Museum Curatorship, and produced social history exhibits and programs.

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Blogger Ru Temple said...

Lise, you're blogging! Delightful to see this work.

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